Minneapolis can get very uncomfortable in the summer if your air conditioning system is not working well. Summer heat can soar well above 100 degrees. Humidity from all the metro lakes and rivers can make the outdoors very uncomfortable. Your air conditioning system requires service and maintenance to operate optimally.
Air conditioning systems are necessary for enjoyable indoor temperatures during summer months. Air conditioners cool your home to enjoyable temperatures, and also control your humidity which prevents mold growth and mold damage. Air Conditioners are a valuable part of homes and are often taken for granted.
Prolonging the life of your air conditioning system is a sure way to maintain a quality indoor life and also help you not make the investment in a new air conditioning system. Air conditioning maintenance checks for leaks, wearing out parts, and also to ensure you have enough refrigerant.
Regular Maintenance will ensure that your air conditioner is running optimally, has the correct amount of refrigerant and ensure that your refrigerant is not leaking out into the environment. Refrigerant leaking into your house could cause your family to become sick, or you could suffer from eye and skin irritations. Most refrigerants are low toxic for human inhalation and general health. The risk of refrigerant leaking into your home is enough for you to turn to professional maintenance on your air conditioner.
Regular maintenance and service work costs less than replacing your air conditioning system to a new system. Air conditioning service can extend the life of your air conditioning system. Regular maintenance will save you money in the long run.
Quality Refrigerants are important to allow your air conditioner to operate at peak efficiency. Quality refrigerants have become very expensive in the last few years due to EPA regulations and restrictions from the production of R22 refrigerant. R22 Refrigerant was the standard refrigerant used by the A/C industry. R22 is an ozone-depleting chemical and can displace oxygen in lungs if inhaled. R22 is colorless and has a faint sweet smell. You can become dizzy if you inhale R22. Depression and cardiac arrhythmia can occur if you are exposed to high levels of R22.
Click Here for a detailed MSDS Datasheet on R22 refrigerant.
Warning Signs of Air Conditioners needing service:
- Constantly running on warm days
- Ice formation around the hose / pipe connections
- Damaged radiator heat sink fins
- The air conditioner is very dirty
- If you hear unusual mechanical sounds – grinding, squealing, or gas escaping sounds
Extending the life of your air conditioner is a great way to save money. Air Conditioners are like cars, and you will reach a point that replacing your old air conditioner is a better option than performing more maintenance. New Air conditioners are built to higher standards than older units. Common benefits of new air conditioners include:
- New air conditioners are designed to work a long time in all types of environmental conditions.
- Efficient Designs for lower power consumption.
- New environmentally friendly coolants regulated by the EPA.
- Most units are compact and unobtrusive
- Quiet operations
- Integrate well with advanced thermostats for increased control. Some HVAC controllers even have apps for your smart phones, tablets and computers.
Your air conditioning system requires service and maintenance to operate at the level you desire. Performing maintenance on your air conditioner is a great way to prolong the life of your AC. New refrigerants are safer for the environment and regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency. Technology has advanced the design, efficiency and performance of new air conditioners.
ABEL Onsite is your local resource for AC maintenance or if you are ready for a new air conditioner.
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